Nonprofit's treasurer pleads guilty t...

Nonprofit's treasurer pleads guilty to stealing funds

There are 15 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 12, 2008, titled Nonprofit's treasurer pleads guilty to stealing funds. In it, Newsday reports that:

The former treasurer of the Friends of Harborfields Library in Greenlawn, a nonprofit fundraising group, has pleaded guilty to stealing about $45,000 over six years, a spokesman for the Suffolk district ...

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#1 Dec 12, 2008
......And the corruption just keeps on commin'... back to you.
Emperor of Kwon

Selden, NY

#2 Dec 12, 2008
Is the ada hot?

Port Jefferson Station, NY

#3 Dec 12, 2008
With friends like this, who needs the IRS?
nice to see

Nesconset, NY

#4 Dec 12, 2008
the authorites nabbing these filthy cretins.
Hope they keep looking cause there is a lot more of this going on at non-profits all over the island. Treasures and senior accountants, cfo's and bookeepers all should be looked at closely. I saw one non-profit spending money on adopt-a-highway on sunrise in east islip. Not that this is a bad thing, but when a charity starts spending money on stuff like this it's a good Idea to look closely at these expenditures. It's easy for the accountant managing these accounts to hide embezzled money in 'miscellaneous" expenditures.
nice to see

Nesconset, NY

#5 Dec 12, 2008
oops, should read "stuff like this during a recession"
John - Willy Park

Holtsville, NY

#6 Dec 12, 2008
Steal 45k-pay back 1/2 up front and stay out of jail. 5 years probation. What a deal. Crime doesn't pay?
Michael Jordan

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Dec 12, 2008
Probation? Are you kidding me?

What type of message does this send to all the petty thieves out there, that rob liquor stores and gas stations? Steal $150 worth of cigarettes and do 10 years. Steal $50K, say your sorry and walk.


Bronx, NY

#8 Dec 12, 2008
I wonder what country has the lowest rate of corruption.
Hello 2008

Newark, NJ

#9 Dec 14, 2008
White collar crimes are the way to go,when you are eventually caught,you pay the money back and get probation(are you kidding me).You don't even have to pay the intrest on the money that was stolen,that's what I call a real deterent for stealing and a real measurement of our justice system.One can conclude that our laws are very lax .What about something realistic like a scarlet letter on their forehead as a thief,cut off their primary hand ,or conservativly make them pay back 25x what they stole!. Well maybe the system is like that because they're all stealing,and they are smart enough to keep their get out of jail card for themselves when they will need it,it's a game that everyday hard working people will have to continue pay for as they are not afforded the same privilage as other's.
Hello 2008

Newark, NJ

#10 Dec 14, 2008
You want to see waste,and other unsavory behavior with not for profit.Look at the one's that's recieving funding from the county,they recieve millions each year(guaranteed)and who can ensure that the money is auctually spent on what it was meant for?.One CEO is retiring at the end of this year,but he'll be kept on the books as a "CONSULTANT" at taxpayer's expense.This has an alarming ring to it as "DOUBLE DIPPING".THIS IS JUST ONE EXAMPLE OF HOW CREATIVE THEY ARE WITH OUR MONEY.IS IT ILLEGAL TO HAVE TAXPAYER'S MONEY IN A PERSONAL CHECKING ACCOUNT AT ANYTIME?
Hello 2008

Newark, NJ

#11 Dec 14, 2008
It's the way things goes these days.

Selden, NY

#12 Dec 14, 2008
what goes around comes around, Hana!
nice to see

Nesconset, NY

#13 Dec 15, 2008
I agree, hello 2008. the county funded NFP's are probably the worst. Employees act like civil servants with all the perks and entitlements and no oversight.
nice to see

Nesconset, NY

#14 Dec 15, 2008
I know of one case where the comptroller of a small audiology office was fired in 2000 for embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars as well as using her position to gain information she used in several ID thefts. After escaping prosecution by promising to pay restitution (which she did in dribs and drabs until statute of limitations for prosecution expired the stopped, in the end paying back only about 5% of what she stole) is now employed at a county funded NFP.

It's disgusting.

Since: Nov 08

Babylon, NY

#15 Jan 7, 2009
THis is typical of the little town of Greenlawn! Glad they got the criminal. Sounds similar to the girl scouts leader husband who was arressted on crack charges for killing the 80 yr. old lady... Now when are the cops going to start getting these parents in the town of Greenlawn who are hiding behind their white picket fences handing out drugs to the teenagers at Harborfield High?!!!!!

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